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Rafael Paganini

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Rafael Paganini is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Michael Langhi and Fábio Gurgel of the Alliance Academy, who represents Dream Art and worked extensively also with Eduardo Leitão and Max Trombini. One of the top medium-heavyweights of his generation, Paganini conquered a Brazilian Nationals title and multiple International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) medals in the colored belt divisions, prior to earning his black belt in 2019. Rafael is also the brother of another skilled BJJ black belt, Mr. Caio Paganini.

Rafael Paganini Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Rafael Lopes Paganini

Nickname: N/A

Lineage 1: C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Rafael Paganini

Lineage 2: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Fernando Augusto > Rubens Charles > Michael Langhi > Rafael Paganini

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2019*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South Brazil Championship (2023**)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2022)
  • 2nd Place South American Championship (2019*)
  • 2nd Place ADCC South American Trials (2022)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJN (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2018** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2016 / 2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2016 / 2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2014 / 2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016* / 2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017** / 2018* brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: DLR

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Dream Art

Rafael Paganini Biography

Rafael Paganini was born on April 06, 1995, in São Paulo, Brazil.

Growing up Paganini practiced and competed in an array of sports, though none with a particularly dedicated approach. At the age of 14, however, Rafael decided to pick something that could not only challenge his limits in discipline and physicality but could also improve his self-confidence. He chose jiu-jitsu for that effect, starting his grappling life at the Cia Paulista headquarters with Eduardo Leitão and Max Trombini.

As a purple belt, after he joined a local university to learn management, Rafael had an epiphany and realized he wanted to follow a career in BJJ. The pursuit of his dream, in his belief, required that Paganini moved to a bigger team, with a bigger competition focus and a higher level of athletes on the mats, finding this environment at the Alliance – Matrix (SP) with coaches Michael Langhi and Fábio Gurgel.

Under the guidance of two of the most prestigious coaches in our sport / martial art, Rafael conquered his most impressive international in the colored belt divisions, performances which earned him his brown and black belts, the latter earned on June 2019, from coaches Langhi and Gurgel.

Rafael Paganini Grappling Record

97 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    27 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    60 (62%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

60 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
40
24
#86e620
Choke from back
20
12
#5AD3D1
Arm in guillotine
15
9
#d1212a
RNC
10
6
#fad11b
Short choke
3
2
#f58822
Choke
2
1
#224aba
Bread cutter
2
1
#ff9124
Outside heel hook
2
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
2
1
#22c9a5
Anaconda
2
1
#fad223
Submission
2
1
#03861f
Bow and arrow
2
1
60
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
43 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    20 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (16%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
14
1
#86e620
Outside heel hook
14
1
#5AD3D1
Arm in Ezekiel
14
1
#d1212a
Armbar
14
1
#fad11b
Triangle
14
1
#f58822
Mounted X choke
14
1
#224aba
Choke from back
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Rafael Paganini Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21111Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 4x2BH Winter Open88KGF2019
21312Leon BritoLeon BritoLPointsVitoria OpenABSSF2019
21359Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLInjuryFloripa WOABSSF2019
22122Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPointsCuritiba SPO88KGF2019
22339C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLArm in EzekielGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2019
22622Yan LucasYan LucasLReferee DecisionSouth AmericanABSF2019
22900Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
23138Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 12x0European Open88KG4F2020
24363Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPts: 5x0Copa Podio86KGRR2020
24755Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2020
24858Wallace CostaWallace CostaLPts: 2x2, PenMundial CBJJEABS4F2020
25179Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 4x2Big Deal Pro 285KGSPF2021
25931Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPts: 4x2S. American NG91KG4F2021
25955Antonio AssefLReferee DecisionS. American NGABS4F2021
26441Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2SA Cont. Pro85KGR22021
27089Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 10x0BJJ Bet88KG4F2021
28082Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro88KG4F2021
28559Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGR12021
30072Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLReferee DecisionADCC BR1 Trials88KGR22022
30376Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusLReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials88KGF2022
31045Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 4x2Curitiba Open88KGSF2022
31704Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLArmbarPan American88KG4F2022
32146Marcus RibeiroMarcus RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiroABS4F2022
32200Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLTriangleBrasileiro88KGF2022
32987Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.88KG8F2022
33618Vitor PeresLPts: 10x2Betim Open88KGF2022
33639Gabriel HenriqueGabriel HenriqueLPts: 0x0, AdvBetim OpenABSSF2022
33654Erick DiovanoLPts: 7x2Betim NGO91KGSF2022
33665Leonardo AndradeLReferee DecisionBetim NGOABSF2022
34054Jansen GomesJansen GomesLPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ85KGF2022
34366C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 7x0Brasileiro NoGiABS8F2022
35754Sebastiao BatistaLPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American88KG4F2022
38520Enderson DiasEnderson DiasLPts: 6x0Pan American88KGR12023
39629Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro88KG4F2023
40438Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLMounted X chokeWorld Champ.88KG4F2023
42916Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraLChoke from backSul Americano88KGSF2023
42974Harryson PereiraHarryson PereiraLPts: 3x0Sul AmericanoABSSF2023
45784David GarmoDavid GarmoLInside heel hookNoGi World85KGSF2023
47329C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLReferee DecisionADCC BRA 188KGSF2024
47332Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLOutside heel hookADCC BRA 188KG3RD2024
47668Romualdo AndradeLPts: 4x0ADCC BRA288KG8F2024
49119Hygor BritoHygor BritoLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABS8F2024
49205Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaLInjuryBrasileiro88KG4F2024
21109Leon BritoLeon BritoWPts: 4x2BH Winter Open88KGSF2019
21119Andre MunizWShort chokeBH Winter NGO97KGF2019
21293Yuri SantosWGuillotineVitoria Open88KG4F2019
21295Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 0x0, AdvVitoria Open88KGSF2019
21296H. RiedlingerWPts: 10x2Vitoria Open88KGF2019
21307Bernardo DibWPointsVitoria OpenABSR12019
21308Bruno BressanWPointsVitoria OpenABS4F2019
21345Gustavo SantiagoWChoke from backFloripa WO88KG4F2019
21355Alexandre CarmusiWRNCFloripa WOABSR12019
21356Simoneli EmilianoWChoke from backFloripa WOABS4F2019
21742Kainaa BertoniWBow and arrowSao Paulo Open88KG4F2019
21743Pedro AlcantaraWPointsSao Paulo Open88KGSF2019
21820Leonardo GoncalvesWShort chokeBrasileiro NoGiABSR22019
21823Rafael ReisWArm in guillotineBrasileiro NoGiABS4F2019
21825Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWArm in guillotineBrasileiro NoGiABSF2019
22119Caio ViniciusCaio ViniciusWArm in guillotineCuritiba SPO88KG4F2019
22121Carlos AndradeWPointsCuritiba SPO88KGSF2019
22331Joao OliveiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGR12019
22336Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 9x4Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2019
22592Alejandro HenriqueWGuillotineSouth American88KGR12019
22598Carlos AlvesWArm in guillotineSouth American88KGSF2019
22615Marcos GirotoWArm in guillotineSouth AmericanABSR12019
22618Cleyton FloresWArm in guillotineSouth AmericanABS4F2019
22896Yuri SilvaWArm in guillotineNoGi Worlds85KGR12019
22899Kenji SetteWArm in guillotineNoGi Worlds85KG4F2019
23134Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open88KGR12020
24355Jackson RubensWDQCopa Podio86KGRR2020
24359Nathan MendelshonWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio86KGRR2020
24366P. MachadoD---Copa Podio86KGRR2020
24740Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWChokeGrand Slam RJ85KGR12020
24751Carlos AndradeWArm in guillotineGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2020
24850Denis DamascenoWChoke from backMundial CBJJEABSR12020
24854Anton SeleznevWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJEABSR22020
25335Vinicius ReisWChoke from backRio Open88KG4F2021
25336Pedro PimentaWPts: 4x3Rio Open88KGSF2021
25952Jose NetoWGuillotineS. American NGABSR22021
26436Rafael NegrettyWBread cutterSA Cont. Pro85KGR12021
30064Lionel BareiroWPts: 0x0, PenADCC BR1 Trials88KGR12022
30320Thiago LimaWOutside heel hookADCC BR2 Trials88KGR22022
30346Francisco LoFrancisco LoWGuillotineADCC BR2 Trials88KGR32022
30362Vinicius ReisWReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials88KG8F2022
30370Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWGuillotineADCC BR2 Trials88KG4F2022
30374Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials88KGSF2022
31040Eduardo MacedoWChoke from backCuritiba Open88KGR12022
31043Pedro HenrikWPts: 6x4Curitiba Open88KG4F2022
31063Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWGuillotineCuritiba OpenABSR12022
31070Leandro SantosWPts: 2x2, AdvCuritiba OpenABSR22022
31075Wesley PossamaiWGuillotineCuritiba OpenABS4F2022
31078Higor LimaHigor LimaWGuillotineCuritiba OpenABSSF2022
32137Leonardo AndradeWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSR12022
32192Joao CarlosWGuillotineBrasileiro88KGR12022
32196Gabriel NetoWChoke from backBrasileiro88KG4F2022
32198Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWGuillotineBrasileiro88KGSF2022
32978Taylor PearmanWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12022
33615Gustavo RosaWChoke from backBetim Open88KG4F2022
33616Marlon FerreiraWPts: 6x2Betim Open88KGSF2022
33633Max WesleiWChoke from backBetim OpenABSR12022
33635Otavio NalatiWPts: 6x0Betim OpenABS4F2022
33663Jhonatha AngelimWGuillotineBetim NGOABSSF2022
34030Ian CardosoWGuillotineGrand Slam RJ85KGR12022
34042Axel SilvaWToe holdGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2022
34049Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2022
34052Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ85KGSF2022
34345Jorge BuenoWRNCBrasileiro NoGi91KG4F2022
34348Elionai BrazWPts: 4x2Brasileiro NoGi91KGSF2022
35750Daniel AzevedoDaniel AzevedoWChoke from backSouth American88KGR12022
37497Rafael SouzaWChoke from backSul Brasileiro88KG4F2023
37499Reyson NevesWPts: 2x0Sul Brasileiro88KGSF2023
37520Estevao NogaraWChoke from backSul BrasileiroABS8F2023
37524Elionai BrazWGuillotineSul BrasileiroABS4F2023
37527Marcus RuizWGuillotineSul BrasileiroABSSF2023
37529Hygor BritoHygor BritoWGuillotineSul BrasileiroABSF2023
39622I Pereira CardosoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro88KGR12023
40425Marlon TanakaWPts: 3x2World Champ.88KGR12023
40433Sean CoatesWPts: 6x4World Champ.88KG8F2023
41563Paulo RenatoWAnacondaADCC SP83KGR12023
41564Bruno BrancoWGuillotineADCC SP83KGR22023
41565Mathaeus SantosWPts: 7x0ADCC SP83KGR32023
41566Renzo JesusWGuillotineADCC SP83KG4F2023
41569Weslley BernardesWGuillotineADCC SP83KGSF2023
41570Iago MartinsWPts: 6x0ADCC SP83KGF2023
42910Klewerton JonathanWRNCSul Americano88KG8F2023
42912Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWPts: 4x2Sul Americano88KG4F2023
42969Estevao NogaraWGuillotineSul AmericanoABS8F2023
42972Helder JuniorHelder JuniorWPts: 2x2, AdvSul AmericanoABS4F2023
43200Renzo JesusWRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2023
43203Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi85KGSF2023
43205Iago DuarteWPts: 4x2Brasileiro NoGi85KGF2023
45777Angelo ClaiborneAngelo ClaiborneWGuillotineNoGi World85KGR22023
45782Anthony RobinsonWPts: 4x0NoGi World85KG4F2023
47301Lucas LacerdaWSubmissionADCC BRA 188KGR12024
47313Pedro RubimWGuillotineADCC BRA 188KGR22024
47320Arthur BarrosWGuillotineADCC BRA 188KG8F2024
47327JP RochaWGuillotineADCC BRA 188KG4F2024
47653Lucas CastroWGuillotineADCC BRA288KGR12024
47660Joao SantosWRNCADCC BRA288KGR22024
49110Paulo DantasWRNCBrasileiroABSR12024
49201Walisson BarbosaWPts: 9x0Brasileiro88KGR12024

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